National Geographic : 1963 Aug
Walt's father bought a paper route with 800 customers. Roy and Walt were delivery boys. They started work at 4:30 in the morning and made their rounds on foot. The family moved back to Chicago in 1917. Walt went to high school, attended the Academy of Fine Arts, and took correspondence courses in cartooning. He also worked at the post office sorting mail and delivering letters. "As long as I can remember, Walt has been working," Roy Disney told me. "He worked in the daytime and he worked at night. Walt didn't play much as a boy. He still can't catch a ball with any certainty." When Walt was 16, he joined an American Red Cross (Continued on page 173) "How do you make car toons?" asked the GEO GRAPHIC Editor. In answer, the master himself picked up the telephone and sum moned this rollicking troop of world-famous Disney characters. Full of squeaks and quacks, smiles and frowns, they play the roles of their animator-creators and with high good humor pokeabitoffunatthem.A pleased Walt Disney signed this GEOGRAPHIC original.